Ten arrests were made following an operation targeting drugs, criminality and traffic offences.
The local policing team were joined by officers from specialist operations to detect, deter and disrupt offenders.
The operation on Tuesday (19 September) follows an immense amount of work by the local officers in Gainsborough over the last few weeks. By listening to the concerns of the local community and working with partners, the policing team aimed to reduce offending and address anti-social behaviour.
By having their ears to the ground and speaking with local people, the community beat team have been able to develop intelligence sufficient for three search warrants to be granted in and around King Street area.
The three warrants were executed at the same time and led to 6 people being arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply. The investigation is ongoing.
During the operation a further four people were arrested for offences including GBH and driving while impaired through drugs.
Dozens of vehicles were stopped, five vehicles were seized, six drivers dealt with for traffic offences were dealt with including not having a licence and use of a mobile phone.
“Today was a positive step forward”, said PC Lindsay Postles, Community Beat Manager for South West Ward, Gainsborough.
“I am happy with the result today, however, there is more work to be done to ensure the issues do not resurface and we will carry on working with our community and partners to address the broader concerns.
“Drug dealing and anti-social behaviour can have a terrible impact on those living nearby. Working together can see real results. I’m grateful for the help of the local community in Gainsborough and ask for their continued support so we can have a positive impact on where they live.”
Inspector Mike Head, Community Policing, Gainsborough, said: “The high police presence in Gainsborough on Tuesday was as a result of a day of action around concerns raised by local residents. This is a day of action we will be repeating in the near future. I’m grateful to the community for coming forward with the intelligence we need to take this decisive action.”
Superintendent Lee Pache, Specialist Operations, Lincolnshire Police, said: “We have brought officers from roads policing and other specialist units together for an operation to support the local policing teams in the Gainsborough area.
“Using intelligence and policing skills we focus on those who use commit crime and also use the road network to do so. By way of example, criminals who go out to steal from others, to deal in drugs, commit fraud and those who carry weapons.
“We also targeted road users who flout road safety laws, who drive while disqualified, without insurance, and commit offences which cause serious harm on our roads.”
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